Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill will be a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City shared with visitors from around the world. Council will provide high quality services and leadership to enhance community living and facilitate a prosperous economy.


Development Application
16 February 2018

Lodging a Development Application should now be significantly easier with Council recently...

Walk tour
16 February 2018

If you have a passion for your home town and enjoy telling a tale or two, then the Heritage...

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery building - Formerly Sully's Emporium
13 February 2018

The Broken Hill Heritage Committee is inviting locals to have input into a festival to...

26 January 2018

Robynne Sanderson has taken out the top honour at this year's Australia Day Awards.

Smart Community

Smart Broken Hill

Broken Hill is becoming a smart community, but what does that mean?

Pinforce parking enforcement systemA Smart Community implies a connected, technology enabled environment, where data is used to inform community leaders on how to improve service delivery, community planning and local commerce, to enhance each resident’s quality of life.

Pool safety key this summer

two chidren swimming

With the warm weather and festive season approaching, Council is urging locals to be vigilant about pool safety.

While all aspects of pool safety are important, Council's Manager Planning, Development and Compliance, Francois Van Der Berg, said faulty pool gates were a key issue locally.

"Council’s pool inspection results for 2017 indicated that 30.5% of all pool gates in Broken Hill do not latch or close properly," he said.

Q & A with author Leesa Bow

Budding writers and romance readers author Leesa Bow is holding a meet and greet session with a book signing about her book Charming the outback which is set in Broken Hill. Leesa is reaching out to budding authors stating 'I would love this meeting to be about how I began writing, and how others can start writing without any experience'
The Broken Hill photograph on the cover was taken by Jackson Schorn

Airport carpark closure brought forward

Car Park sign at the Broken Hill Airport

Council is bringing forward the closure of the airport carpark as it prepares for line marking and the installation of smart parking technology.

The carpark was initially set to be closed on 19 December for one day, however the closure has been brought forward to midday, 15 December.

"Starting Friday, we’ll need to limit the number of cars coming in to give ourselves the best chance of having a clear carpark when the work begins at 5am on December 19,” said Council's Asset Planner Transport, James Druitt.

Australian Mining Cities Alliance Launched

Brown's Shaft in Broken Hill

Today in Canberra the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, joined the mayors of the mining towns of Mount Isa, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Broken Hill to formally launch the Australian Mining Cities Alliance (the Alliance).

The Alliance is a new initiative aimed at making sure Australia’s mining cities have a collective voice and to maximise cooperation with Australia’s mining industry which underpins the economies of so many communities across Australia, especially in rural and remote areas.

STEAM at the library

Kids will be amazed by science with simple experiments like cloud jars, walking water and DIY lava lamps! Fun science activities are a great way to get children enthusiastic about learning!

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